UPDATED JUNE 7, 2017 AT 2:41 P.M.: According to KEZI 9 News, Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reported a body found in the McKenzie River is that of Kendall Smith, 21. LCSO and the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating her death.
Theodore Kdurna, 18, remains missing at this time.
Authorities are still seeking help locating two people who were reported missing last weekend in Lane County.
Last Saturday, June 3, Eugene Police reported Theodore Alvin Kudrna, 18, had last been seen in the area of Cheshire Ave. and Lamb Cottage along the bike path, which parallels the Willamette River. He was last seen around 1 p.m., June 1.
Kudrna is a white male, 18 years of age, who stands 5’10” tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has shoulder-length wavy brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a faded navy blue MMA t-shirt, long pants (color not known) and black Nike shoes. Kudrna was also carrying a dark backpack.
Police are continuing their investigation and are following up on additional leads, and ask anyone who has seen Kudrna, or has information on his whereabouts to contact EPD at 541-682-5111, and reference case # 17-08936.
Another missing person, Kendall Smith, 21, of Springfield, was last seen just before midnight June 1 at the Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp in Springfield.
Smith is described as a white female who stands 5’8″ tall, and weighs about 105 pounds. She has maroon hair and blue eyes. She is reported to have tattoos on her left thigh, lower back and ankle. Family members emphasize the importance of locating Smith, as she is a Type I diabetic.
Authorities say Smith had gone on a picnic with a friend near the water. The friend had gone to retrieve a bag to gather their belongings, and heard her scream. The friend told authorities after he heard her scream, he heard a what sounded like a person jumping or falling into the water.
Lane County Sheriff’s Office has conducted searches both on land and in the water, and have not found Smith.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Smith is asked to contact Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150, or Smith’s mother, Karla Bates, at 541-521-8667.